The Florida Department of Health continues to urge Floridians to get their flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. It is never too late to get your flu shot. While most cases of flu are mild, there are exceptions. The department confirmed in late November the first influenza-associated pediatric death of the 2017-2018 flu season in an unvaccinated child.
“We are saddened to lose even one life to flu-related illnesses,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip. “Although most people view the flu as a minimal threat, Floridians should take flu infection seriously as it can cause severe illness, and even death, in some cases. Flu season is already in full swing but it is not too late to get your flu shot — which is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.”
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